Free Consultation: (716) 648-8000Tap to Call This Lawyer
Dennis Charles Gaughan

Dennis Charles Gaughan

The Right Advice at the Right Time.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Family Law, Bankruptcy...
  • New York, Seneca Nation Peacemaker Ct
Badges
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Summary

We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create a Family atmosphere in our law office along with successful results to make you want to refer your family and friends. We have a registered nurse on staff full-time to assist with medical questions. Our attorneys are personable, knowledgeable and highly-qualified. All are respected among judges and the legal community. Dennis Gaughan is one of the best known attorneys in Western New York; his opinions are often published. He has hundreds of successful judge and jury trials over his 27 years as a lawyer.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Elder Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Contracts
  • Custody
  • Family Court
  • Federal Court
  • Personal Injury
  • Separation Agreements
  • Social Security Disability /SSI
  • Wills & Estates
  • Workers Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Court, Personal Injury, Unemployment Insurance, Real Estate Closings, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    American Express, Discover Card, Mastercard, Visa, Payment Plans, Telephone Checks
  • Contingent Fees
    In Social Security Cases, Federal Workers Compensation case and unemployment insurance you only pay a fee if we are successful in winning your case. We offer the no fee unless you win guarantee in personal injury case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Seneca Nation Peacemaker Ct
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Federal Court - WDNY
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. 2nd Circuit Ct of Appeals
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Court of International Trade
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Supreme Court
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Tax Court
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Firm of Dennis C. Gaughan, Esq.
- Current
Have appeared in these courts: Akron, Alden, Amherst, Angola, Ashford, Aurora, Blasdell, Boston, Brant, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Depew, Eden, Ellicottville, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Hamburg, Hanover, Holland, Kenmore, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Otto, Sardinia, Sheldon, Silver Creek, Springville, Tonawanda, Wales, West Seneca, Cattaraugus County Court, Erie County Court, Family Court, Federal Court, Supreme Court, Surrogate Court, Misdemeanor, Felony, DWI, SSD, SSI, , Bankruptcy, Divorce, Peacemaker Court, Appellate Div - 4th Dept
Candidate
Hamburg Town Supervisor
-
Prosecutor
Village of Blasdell
-
Assistant Town Attorney
Town of Hamburg
-
Member
Town of Hamburg Planning Board
-
Advised, reviewed and voted on land use and zoning plans in the Town of Hamburg. Appointed by the Hamburg Town Board.
Counsel
Erie County Social Services
-
Headed and helped create a program that represented hundreds of people on welfare, helping these clients win their Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI case. Prosecuted Child Abuse & Neglect Cases.
Combat Engineer
U.S. Army Reserve
-
Education
New York Law School
J.D. (1982) | Business / Tax Law
-
Honors: Markham Award for Legal Writing on the Subject of Workers Compensation
New York Law School Logo
Syracuse University
B.A. | History
-
Honors: Phi Alpha Theta - Achievement in the Field of History
Syracuse University Logo
Awards
Peer review Rating - Preeminent - Highest Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Preeminent (the highest rating) by the most trusted and oldest attorney rating organization in the United States.
BBB Rating: A+
Better Business Bureau
The highest rating of the Better Business Bureau
Listee
Who's Who in American Law
Very Ethical
Martindale-Hubbell
Rated "very ethical" denoting adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
Professional Associations
Bar Association of Veterans Claims
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Federal Court of Claims Bar Association
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National Association of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Ray Metty Amvets Post
Judge Advocate
- Current
Activities: Advise this growing and expanding post on legal matters.
Placeholder image for professional associations.
NYS Adopt-a-highway
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
American Legion
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Hamburg Moose
Member, Served on Ritual Team
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York State Bar # 1927680
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Erie County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Knights of Columbus
4th Degree Member, Served on Board of Trustees
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Saint Mary's of the Lake Church
Parishoner
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Hamburg Republican Party
Chairman
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Scranton Volunteer Fire Company
Volunteer Fireman
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Certifications
Attorney - Admitted all New York State Courts
New York State Appellate Division - 4th Dept
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Law Office Dennis Gaughan
6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
USA
Telephone: (716) 648-8000
Telephone: (716) 649-7668
Fax: (716) 649-7672